The Other Side

A Little Big Garden Dedicated to the Cultivation of Arts and Ideas In Utica

Our major events include the Monthly Art Gallery featuring world-class artists, our Jazz series which brings in some of the best jazz musicians in the country, our Hamilton College Lecture series, our activism-centered series dedicated to Sunithi Bajekal called The Big Conversation, the Mohawk Valley Freedom School dedicated to education and social justice, the Anti-Fascist Book club, as well as the Utica Herbal Study group, Kundalini Yoga, Spanish conversation classes, the Utica Poets Society and much more.

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Alternative Electronic Music #16

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are very excited to present to you our 16th installment of our Alternative Electronic Music series Featuring ] -Danny Barefoot's WASTE A TIME OF WHAT- with a performance of Samples and Synths, Fever dream soundtracks, and heavy beats tucked into murky soundscapes. ---------------------------------- ] JEREMY YOUNG (Montreal, mem. Sontag Shogun, Cloud Circuit) Young performs solo improvisations for oscillators and amplified objects and surfaces. Jeremy Young is a composer and improviser of concrète electronic and tape music from Montreal, Quebec.…

Our Food System: How We Got Here and Where We’re Headed

February 26 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

What is the current state of our food system? Finding an answer to this complex question was the goal set out at the beginning of the MVFS Ecology Study Group. Through their efforts the members have gained insight into everything from the current state of industrial farming, the history of pesticide use, methods for preventing topsoil erosion and increasing biodiversity, anti-globalization and eco-feminist movements, the myriad benefits of local food, and the policies that shape the actions of consumers, producers,…

The Big Conversation: The Social and Environmental Costs of War

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The U.S. military is the largest institutional consumer of oil in the world. War is a leading contributor to the growing global refugee and climate crises, militarization of the police, the erosion of civil liberties, and a catalyst for racism and bigotry while costing U.S. taxpayers over $1 trillion a year. Greta Zarro is the Organizing Director of World BEYOND War. Join Greta for a discussion exploring the multi-faceted social and environmental costs of war. Founded in 2014, World BEYOND…

Jazz at The Other Side: Vinnie Sperrazza

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

More details to be announced soon!

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Click to check out the current (December 2019 to January 2020) Culture Calendar put together by Matt Mielnick for information about the many great music events happening in our area.
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